Why Ron Paul has my vote (if I had been a Republican, that is)

The Romney-Perry boxing match might have stolen the show last night during the Republican debate, but for me it was Ron Paul who unexpectedly (yes, hell has apparently frozen over) became my hero, with his answer about foreign aid to Israel:


MR. COOPER: Congressman Paul, would you cut aid to Israel?

REP. PAUL: I would cut all foreign aid. I would treat everybody equally and fairly. And I don’t think aid to Israel actually helps them. I think it teaches them to be dependent. We’re on a bankruptcy court — course — and we — and look at what’s the result of all that foreign aid we gave Egypt. I mean, their — their dictator that we pumped up, we spent all these billions of dollars, and now there’s a more hostile regime in Egypt. And that’s what’s happening all around Israel. That foreign aid makes Israel dependent on us. It softens them for their own economy. And they should have their sovereignty back…